I'm going to start off this post by letting you know that I have endless stories involving a very young Melissa's obsession with the band Guns N' Roses. Don't worry - I'll spare you and keep them to myself for now. I will say that I once forced my poor baby sister to learn and repeat all of the band member's names before I'd allow her to leave my bedroom. Yeah, I know. All these years later, I still play Appetite For Destruction on repeat. I even walked down the aisle to an instrumental version of Sweet Child O' Mine. And although my musical taste doesn't include a whole lot of heavy metal bands these days, the original Gn'R is still in my top five. I'd like to thank Sean S., the little skater boy who was not only my first crush, but also my introduction to the band that taught me how to head bang.
I'm admittedly more 'boho' than I am rock n' roll when it comes to getting dressed, but this is one of my go-to early summer festival outfits. The pants are lightweight and great for dancing, and the tee (which I picked up a few years ago at H&M of all places) has a nice loose cut and is made from the softest fabric I've ever felt on a tshirt. The hat keeps the sun out of my eyes (and adds a little color to an otherwise all-black ensemble), and the shoes are the epitome of comfort. I really, really love these shoes you guys. They're the Hi Top Back Zip Boots by Minnetonka, and they're everything I've ever wanted in an ankle boot. I adore the way they look, and they feel like wearing slippers. Double win.
The sun was so close to setting and the sky was so cloud-covered when we snapped these photos that they ended up being terribly grainy. I love this outfit and really wanted to share it, so I just couldn't bring myself to trashing the pictures despite their less-than-stellar quality. I'm just going to pretend it's part of their artistic value, or something.
|Hat: a boutique in Byron Bay, Australia (can't remember name!) // Tee: H& M|
Shoes: c/o Minnetonka // Pants: Urban Outfitters // Necklace: F21 // Bracelets: gifts
Any other Gn'R fans in the house?